Hello fellow equestrians,
This is my first horse forum! I am currently in the market for some acreage to build my dream barn. I am ecstatic to finally take care of my own horses and eliminate board costs.
I am looking to build a “luxury” (aesthetically pleasing) eight (12x12) stall barn with dutch doors/attached runs, mesh stall fronts, a climate-controlled tack room, climate-controlled feed room, hot/cold wash stalls, and a restroom.
I am thinking of doing a metal barn with wood barn doors, dutch doors, and accents.
** My question is … I am attempting to prepare my budget as best possible. I understand no one will know the exact number until everything is built up and complete, but am hoping someone can give me a ballpark range of what the barn costs will be? **
I have seen drastic ranges from $30,000 - $350,000. Even if you cant predict the cost of my dream barn, I would love to hear costs of other projects to help put things into perspective.
Note: I am starting entirely from scratch. No base, plumbing, electric, etc.
Please share your barn building or renovation experiences below! This post is mainly to inquire about costs, but would love to hear any tips, things you would change about your barn, what to expect, or even outside of barn costs such as a riding arena or fencing.
Thank you all so much in advance!